1850 25C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Quarters 1838-1891

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
5415
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.74 grams
Mintage:
190,800
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Die Varieties

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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 350 R-6.3 10 / 49 TIE 23 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 14 / 49 TIE 31 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 49 TIE 3 / 114 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 350
60 or Better 25
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.3
60 or Better R-9.0
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 10 / 49 TIE
60 or Better 14 / 49 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 49 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 23 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 31 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 3 / 114 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

From "a Mint Set Deal" handled by RARCOA - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:420, $34,500 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part I - Heritage 6/2014:30368, $38,188 - Tom Bender Collection

2 MS65 PCGS grade

Bill Nagle, sold privately in 7/2001 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98419, $13,513

2 MS65 estimated grade

John G. Mills Collection - S.H. & Henry Chapman 4/1904 - John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1447, $8,800 - Heritage 9/2002:905, $9,000 - Heritage 4/2013:4208, $9,400

4 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2017:3717, $3,055

4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 estimated grade

Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society, Part II - Heritage 11/2013:33186, $10,575

4 MS64 estimated grade
10 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

From "a Mint Set Deal" handled by RARCOA - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:420, $34,500 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part I - Heritage 6/2014:30368, $38,188 - Tom Bender Collection

#2 MS65 PCGS grade

Bill Nagle, sold privately in 7/2001 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98419, $13,513

#2 MS65 estimated grade

John G. Mills Collection - S.H. & Henry Chapman 4/1904 - John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1447, $8,800 - Heritage 9/2002:905, $9,000 - Heritage 4/2013:4208, $9,400

#4 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2017:3717, $3,055

#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 estimated grade

Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society, Part II - Heritage 11/2013:33186, $10,575

#4 MS64 estimated grade
#10 MS63 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1850 Quarter is easy to find in most circulated grades and only becomes difficult to locate in MS64 and better conditions. Philadelphia made good-quality Quarters in this year and most are well struck, though some may show weakness in the denticles or some of the stars. The best example is a single PCGS MS67 that sold in 2014 as part of the Eugene Gardner collection, which included some of the finest Seated Liberty coins ever assembled.

In 1991, Larry Briggs identified three different obverse and three different reverse dies that were used to strike 1850 Quarters. Obverse 1 shows the base of a 1 in the outer rim just below and to the left of the first 1 of the date.